'Pope's U.S. visit can shine a light on modern slavery'

Pope Francis

With his penchant for crowd-pleasing and spontaneous acts of compassion, Pope Francis has earned high praise from fellow Catholics and others since he replaced Pope Benedict XVI in March 2013.

Pope Francis

Bolivian President Evo Morales presents the Pope with a gift of a crucifix carved into a wooden hammer and sickle -- the Communist symbol uniting laborers and peasants -- in La Paz, Bolivia, on Wednesday, July 8.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets a crowd of Italian Catholic boy scouts and girl guides at St. Peter's Square on Saturday, June 13.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis meets with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Vatican on Sund